German loan player wants to make EFL stay permanent

Barnsley’s on loan winger Mike Bahre has said he is feeling perfectly at home in South Yorkshire and wants to make his stay permanent.

The 23-year old is on loan from Hannover 76 and has been made to feel welcome by the Oakwell fans and of course manager Daniel Stendel. He’s so at home, he wants to make his stay permanent.

“I don’t feel like I am on loan here, I want to stay here, it is not a normal loan,” he told local media. “It was just a loan because of the new rule of the transfer period, that is why it feels like I am not here for just one year.”

He finds League One very different to Germany, a far more intense pace in which he feels he can thrive.

“I have settled in really well, I love playing here, I love living here, better than I ever thought to be honest. We are doing really well. It is a bit different playing football in Germany, it is more intensive, everyone is powerful, everyone is strong and everyone has good technique.”

Barnsley are currently third in League One and face a tricky looking trip to the Valley to face Charlton this weekend.

Our View

Bahre has settled well, often players with lower league experience from other countries don’t.

It’ll be interesting to see how he handles the winter, although over in German theirs is just as harsh so there is no reason to suspect he won’t thrive.


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